Vomiting is a common symptom of motion sickness, morning sickness, or gastroenteritis — an inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by an infection, such as the stomach flu or food-borne illness. This symptom may also be caused by excessive alcohol intake or certain medications, most notably chemotherapy drugs. While persistent vomiting or severe dehydration requires medical intervention, mild vomiting is often managed at home, with the priority of replacing fluids and electrolytes to prevent or treat dehydration. Resuming solid foods is not as critical as fluid replacement, and a transition back to a normal diet can begin as the vomiting resolves and the appetite returns. There is some tips you should know about vomiting --
There are many factors that can leads to vomit:
Food poisoning e.g. from food that has been improperly stored
Consumption of irritating food, drink or medication
Overeating or overdrinking (especially alcohol)
Stress and anxiety
Taking antibiotics recently
Symptoms may include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever. People may feel very sick and vomit many times a day. Most people improve within three days. However, sometimes people become dehydrated and need medical treatment. Dehydration is the most serious complication. See also When to Call for Medical Advice.
✔ Do not eat or drink anything for several hours after vomiting.
✔ Sip small amounts of water or suck ice chips every 15 minutes for 3-4 hours.
✔ Next sip clear liquids every 15 minutes for 3-4 hours. Examples include water, sports drinks, flat soda, clear broth, gelatin, flavored ice, popsicles or apple juice. Do not drink citrus juices or milk. Increase fluids as tolerated.
✔ When you can tolerate clear liquids for several hours without vomiting and if you're hungry, try eating small amounts of bland foods. Try foods such as bananas, rice, applesauce, dry toast, soda crackers (these foods are called BRAT diet). For 24-48 hours after the last episode of vomiting, avoid foods that can irritate or may be difficult to digest such alcohol, caffeine, fats/oils, spicy food, milk or cheese.
✔ When you can tolerate bland food, you can resume your normal diet.
About when to eat, here are some tips you should know:
Eat small meals frequently. If you feel sick to your stomach between meals, try to eat 6 to 8 small meals during the day and a snack at bedtime.
Eat food cold or at room temperature, not hot, to reduce its smell and taste.
Don't eat in a warm room.
Rinse your mouth before and after meals.
Sit up or lie back with your head raised for at least an hour after eating if you need to rest. Keeping your head up helps reduce nausea.These are the 12 best foods to eat when sick.
1. Soup, Your body will need even more fluids after vomiting, soup is an excellent source of fluids and electrolytes, both of which are necessary for hydration.
2.Hot Tea, Tea is a favorite remedy for many symptoms associated with colds and the flu, hot tea acts as a natural decongestant, helping clear the sinuses of mucus. Note that tea needs to be hot to act as a decongestant, but it shouldn't be so hot that it further irritates your throat.
3. Honey, Honey has potent antibacterial effects, because of its high content of antimicrobial compounds, so take some honey is very necessary for recovering from vomiting.
4. Ginger, Ginger is probably best known for its anti-nausea effects. It has also been shown to effectively relieve nausea related to pregnancy and cancer treatment. What's more, ginger acts similar to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It has also demonstrated antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-cancer effects.
5, Bananas, Bananas are a great food to eat when feel sick(nausea).They're easy to chew and bland in flavor, but also provide a decent amount of calories and nutrients.
For these reasons, they are part of the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) that is often recommended for nausea.
6, Oatmeal, oatmeal is bland and easy to eat while providing the calories, vitamins and minerals you need after vomiting.
7, Yogurt, Yogurt is an excellent food to eat when sick, which can provide 150 calories and 8 grams of protein per cup. It's also cold, which can sooth your throat. It's also rich in calcium and full of other vitamins and minerals.
8, Certain Fruits and Leafy, Green Vegetables, Fruits can be beneficial when sick, they are rich sources of vitamins, minerals and fiber, which support your body and immune system. Leafy green vegetables such as spinach, romaine lettuce and kale are packed full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. They are especially good sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and folate. So, do not hesitate, take some fruits & vegetables.
Resting, drinking fluids and getting proper nutrition are some of the most important things you can do to feel better and recover faster when sick.
But some foods have benefits that go beyond just providing your body with nutrients.
While no food alone can cure sickness, eating the right foods can support your body's immune system and help relieve certain symptoms.